5th Generation End-to-end Network, Experimentation, System Integration, and Showcasing
(7/2018 – 6/2021)

Aim: To establish a large scale Facility for 5G experimentation

COSMOTE participates in the European research project 5GENESIS (https://5genesis.eu/) which aims at establishing an open, evolving and distributed experimentation Facility across Europe, towards assessing the added-value of 5G and validating the associated KPIs with an end-to-end approach, in both controlled set-ups and large-scale events.

The 5GENESIS Facility, spans on five -diverse in terms of capabilities, yet fully interoperable- experimentation platforms distributed across Europe in 5 cities, namely Athens, Malaga, Limassol, Surrey and Berlin. The Facility as a whole is expected to:

  • Engage a wide diversity of technologies and chain innovations that span over all domains, achieving full- stack coverage of the 5G landscape
  • Unify heterogeneous physical and virtual network elements under a common coordination and openness framework exposed to experimenters from the vertical industries and enabling end-to-end slicing and experiment automation
  • Implement and verify all 5G standard evolutions, via an iterative integration and testing procedure
  • Support further experimentation projects, in particular those focused on vertical markets.
In the context of the project, COSMOTE will coordinate the implementation activities of the 5GENESIS Facility, incl. preparation, upgrade, operation and maintenance. As key operator in Greece with vast experience in R&D, COSMOTE will also contribute to the identification of the 5GENESIS Facility requirements, design, specifications, and focus on the test cases, integration and experimentation activities related to the Athens platform. In addition, COSMOTE will participate in the dissemination, communication and exploitation related activities of the project.

The project is co-funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 Programme, within the scope of the 5G-PPP Phase 3 framework and will be running for 3 years; it is coordinated by NCSR Demokritos and realized with the participation of 29 partners from 11 countries (Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Germany, Ireland, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Norway, Portugal, and Israel).
For more information, see the project leaflet.

The five platforms of 5GENESIS Facility and their main features/orientation